BEASTMILK’s Goatspeed issues Fallout Party Mixtape ’13 at Cult Nation

Nov 12 2013

Screen shot 2013-11-12 at 7.51.40 AMMeet Goatspeed.

He plays guitar in BEASTMILK.

He dances.

He parties.

Sometimes he shaves a little.

Do you want to know what it’s like to party at the end of the world with Goatspeed?

Download his Fallout Party Mixtape ’13 over at Cult Nation and get a glimpse.

Climax, the debut album from BEASTMILK, hits stores November 29, 2013.

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU “Live in Reykjavik, Iceland” 3xLP

Nov 05 2013

mbl160-1Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU Live in Reykjavik, Iceland 3xLP as a complete set of white, black, and grey vinyl.

Live in Reykjavik, Iceland features the entire, 11-song, 85 minute set from the band’s performance at Harpa Concert Hall, engineered by Finnur Hákonarson, mixed by Alex Bhore and Charlie Vela, and mastered by Alan Douches. The packaging was entirely illustrated and designed by band member Christopher Royal King. More information on the release is available here.

You can order now on:
• White/Black/Grey vinyl set

Whenever possible, please support your local record store by obtaining this record in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the 3xLP are available now from Dischord Direct.

Now in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU | LYMBYC SYSTYM “Field Studies” split colors

Nov 05 2013

mbl110-1blkorange mbl110-redorangeNow in the webstore: THIS WILL DESTROY YOU & LYMBYC SYSTYM Field Studies split LP on special two-tone vinyl colors.

This is the most recent pressing of the 2009 split album between two of the greatest contemporary instrumental bands on the scene. Recorded by John Congleton, mastered by Alan Douches, and with a layout by band members Christopher Royal King and Jared Bell, we’re honored to keep this one in print as demand continues to grow for both bands.

You can order now on:
• Orange/Black two-tone vinyl
• Red/Orange two-tone vinyl

If possible, please support your local record store by obtaining these records in person. And, if that’s not possible:

• United States: copies of the LP are available now in the webstore.

• Canada/World: copies of the LP are available now from Dischord Direct.

BEASTMILK premiere “Fear Your Mind” on Stereogum + other news

Nov 05 2013

beastmilk-fearIt’s been a complete whirlwind of activity since announcing the signing of Finland’s BEASTMILK a few weeks back. In short, we have never experienced so much excitement, anticipation, and critical excitement for any debut album in the history of the label.

Recently, we premiered “Fear Your Mind,” the second song premiere from the forthcoming Climax album, over at Stereogum. You can stream the entire song here.

Vocalist Kvohst shares the following insight into the theme of the song:

“Fear Your Mind” is about assassination fixation, our mass hybristophilia and the abstraction of the term “evil.” The title alludes to something we all need to face, ie our natural instincts, deepest fears and desires. The whole album is about how we face death and the end. Through murder we know ourselves and we learn to face ourselves. I am making a point about our social inability to accept that part of ourselves that is present in the Manson cult and killers like Pekka-Erik Auvinen. My mixing of dates and years there is meant to make the point that time is irrelevant. The victims and their families never forget, no matter how hard society tries to abstract the most heinous of crimes. They will always be recent on a personal level. Death is how we relate to History and how we place ourselves into that history. It’s how we learn to be human. These murders repeat themselves and will continue to repeat themselves for all time. We cannot escape who we are. We simply have to live with it and learn to live in fear of our own minds.

Additional BEASTMILK news to pass along:

• The band will be playing their record release show in Helsinki, Finland on December 5, 2013. Tickets can be purchased here.

Crave Online‘s Iann Robinson recently wrote an article/review on Climax, proclaiming:

Beastmilk has entered the battle for my top album of 2013 with a machete. An astonishing debut.

Q Magazine made “Love in a Cold World” one of “Five Songs to Hear This Week.”

AAA Music has also heaped extraordinary praise on the band with observations like:

This album proves to be a very relevant rallying-call that can cross the divide between music fans, allowing metal expression into the post-punk psyche. If Ian Curtis had not departed this world prematurely, this is what Joy Division may have developed into. If they had gone on past 1979 we would have seen a mastering of the dark vocal energies with instrumental intricacies in a more clear-sighted and robust package.

Gigslutz gushes:

Its eye-catching sound and taste is something that hasn’t been captured so specifically for a long time. It’s big, and it’s only going to get bigger.

Ripple Rock Radio Show declares Climax “album of the year.”

BEASTMILK has confirmed an April 10 appearance at Roadburn Festival in the Netherlands.

• The band recently performed at Live Evil, the festival curated by DARKTHRONE’s Fenriz. As some will recall, BEASTMILK was a recipient of Fenriz’s “Band of the Week” honor back in 2012.

• An amazing set of photos from a recent gig at Nasturi have been posted over at Death Illustrated.

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU featured in “Bernie and Ernie” ESPN 30 for 30 film

Nov 05 2013

130forbernieOn Tuesday, November 5, 2013, ESPN will air Bernie and Ernie, the latest installment in their critically-acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 documentary series. Bernie and Ernie features THIS WILL DESTROY YOU‘s “The Mighty Rio Grande,” from 2008′s S/T album. The documentary also marks the fifth time the band has worked with brilliant director and creative mind Jason Hehir.

Bernie and Ernie airs at 8pm in the East. Please check local listings for more information and additional air times.

BEASTMILK to issue debut full-length on Magic Bullet Records in North America

Oct 17 2013

beastmilk-2Fresh on the heels of tracking and mixing one of the greatest records we’ve ever heard up at GodCity Studio (run by our friend Kurt Ballou), we are overjoyed and floored to announce that Finland’s apocalyptic post-punk rock quartet BEASTMILK will be releasing their debut full-length (Climax) in North America on MAGIC BULLET RECORDS.

The album will see release in stores everywhere and be available digitally on Black Friday, November 29, 2013 in conjunction with Finland’s SVART RECORDS (for the UK, Scandi, and Europe at large).

One of the album’s tracks (“Love in a Cold World”) has already premiered at Pitchfork, which you can hear for yourself here. A lyric video of the same song can be viewed here.

The band was also recently selected as “New Band of the Day” over at The Guardian, who opines that Climaxcontains a magnified sense of a unit out there in the elements, raging against ominous engulfing forces. But they eschew accusations of tepid melodrama by the sheer might and metallic urgency of the music.

Additional premieres and previews are on the way and we sincerely look forward to helping you get to know your new favorite band.

Press: please contact Dave Brenner at Earsplit PR.
Stores: please contact Adam Mayes at Cobraside Distribution

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU release “Their Celebrations” to benefit The Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund (CASPIAN)

Oct 14 2013

On August 25, 2013, the world lost a good soul in the human form of Christopher Friedrich, who passed away unexpectedly that afternoon. In the years he was with us, many had the privilege of meeting and knowing him personally, while even more got to know him via his wonderful music in the band CASPIAN. Ever since encountering Chris and his mates early on in both band’s lives, the true bonds of friendship, love, and respect between CASPIAN and THIS WILL DESTROY YOU have run strong throughout the years, now even stronger after having lost such an important member of the extended family.

Sadly and tragically, Chris also leaves behind his widow Nadia Hajjar, whom he had just married four months before his passing. We can not fathom what Nadia must be enduring to go from such pure elation and happiness to completely having the world fall out from under her feet in such a sudden and unforgiving chain of events.

To assist in a time of such devastation, the families of Christopher Friedrich and Nadia Hajjar have established The Christopher Friedrich Memorial Fund. Anyone reading this can contribute directly here:


To help in our own way, THIS WILL DESTROY YOU and Magic Bullet Records are currently offering the non-album song “Their Celebrations” to the public in exchange for donations to the fund. All proceeds from the sale of this track will benefit Nadia Hajjar in the wake of her loss.

The track can streamed and downloaded here: 


Thank you for considering. Thank you for listening.

IRON REAGAN debut “Cycle of Violence” video over at Noisey!

Oct 08 2013

The great folks at Noisey have been so kind as to help us premiere the IRON REAGAN music video for “Cycle of Violence” (off of Worse Than Dead). If you’re digging the classic crossover thrash vibes the band absolutely nails, the video is sure to stoke you out as well.

Check it out here:

Stream MUTOID MAN’s “Scrape the Walls” over at Decibel!

Oct 08 2013

Great news for all of the folks who have been highly anticipating the release of MUTOID MAN‘s debut album Helium Head: our friends at Decibel Magazine have been so kind as to host a stream premiering the track “Scrape the Walls.”

Also in the piece is some insight from Steve Brodsky on the song itself and how the new band came to be. It’s definitely worth checking out on multiple levels.

You can check out the music and article here:


Helium Head hits stores everywhere November 29, 2013. LP | CD | Digital. It rules.

PERSEKUTOR : interview & “Power Frost” preview stream at Decibel

Sep 28 2013

As some of you may have heard, we’ve managed to track down the elusively enigmatic Romanian black metal outfit PERSEKUTOR and have made the arrangements to release a special 7″ for them on Black Friday.

Special thanks to Daciana Birladeanu for being our fixer on the ground in Transylvania (and arranging contact with the band) and our attorney Bryan Christner for assistance in clearing PERSEKUTOR from contractual obligations under Thousand Year Reich, their former label. It’s been a long road with a lot of obstacles, but we’re thinking everyone will ultimately agree that the juice was worth the squeeze.

Metal historians will recall that PERSEKUTOR‘s 2006 debut (Angels of Meth) was oft-heralded as one of the best albums of the year, scoring a perfect 10 out of 10 in Decibel Magazine and garnering heaps of praise from Fenriz of DARKTHRONE. Naturally, Decibel continues to be at the forefront of every happening in the metal underground and has already published a rare interview with guitarist Vlad the Inhaler.

As a bonus, we’ve premiered the track “Power Frost” in tandem with said interview.

Enjoy both here:

MUTOID MAN = Steve Brodsky, Ben Koller. Debut album out Black Friday!

Sep 19 2013

Hey dudes.

Ben from CONVERGE and Steve from CAVE IN started a new band. Just the two of them.

It’s called MUTOID MAN and the debut is called Helium Head. The album is a full-on rager far beyond what you think it might sound like. You can get a taste of it via our free mixtape, currently up at on our new Bandcamp page.

Obviously, it’s a complete honor to be doing this record with these guys, as they’re old friends and disgustingly inspiring musicians that simply don’t even understand the concept of sucking. Even better, our mutual buddy Ryan Begley is co-releasing this with us via his Nonbeliever label. We’re all very, very excited and you should be too.

Helium Head hits stores everywhere on November 29, 2013 (Black Friday).

CORN ON MACABRE tour stories featured in DECIBEL MAGAZINE

Aug 26 2013

Decibel Magazine recently ran a piece where Billups Allen and Brent Eyestone recall stories from the traveling they did while in CORN ON MACABRE back around the turn of the century.

You can read the entire thing here.

Discographic Violence, the complete discography on one LP, is now available in stores everywhere.

Thanks to Shawn Macomber for the interview.

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